Monday, March 27, 2006

Sportsman's Creed

The world cup is coming this May and there's a lot of buzz and advertisement about it bombarding the television every now and then. I don't know if you heard this creed being spoken by a voice as a background with slow-motion football in the foreground. I've heard this before the run-in towards the 2004 olympics and it still touches me within, as these few words, reflects not only sportsmanship but also of life.

"Sportsman's Creed"

You are my adversary

You are not my enemy

Your resistance gives me courage

Your strength gives me will

Your perseverance gives me the drive to defeat you

And if I may succeed to,

I will not humiliate you

Instead, I will honor you

For without you...

I am a lesser man.